When I'm not working I am drinking coffee or thinking about coffee. I enjoy experiencing the world through different people by reading. I also fulfil the cliche of being a Software Engineer by a lot of time working on side projects and following the industry (mostly on twitter).
I blog (sporadically) about things I find interesting, or to show off a something I've made.
When at work I am making the parts of the platform more stable for customers to use and making feature team engineers faster. I work across the whole stack so I work with React, NodeJS, K8s, Postgres, Golang and when I can't avoid it C#.
How do you decide if you should buy software or build it yourself? In this post I look at cost and how we can frame it so that we make the best decision for our company, focusing on opportunity cost.
August 4, 2020
Smoke tests are used to make sure your service isn't on fire by checking for smoke. They fail fast giving you immediate feedback, leaving you and your team productive
July 27, 2020